Thunderstorm Hit on our Hike: How to Act?

We have couple of minutes to follow the clouds gather up on us, until the heavy rain starts to fall down, lightnings striking and thunder rumbling nearby. We had three days to “enjoy” the heat on our week long hike. At the end of day three the boys are going fishing and us girls are…

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Backpack for a One-Week Wilderness Hike

Probably the best part about this summer was our hike in Vätsäri Wilderness, that I have so much more to tell you about. The weather is getting colder in Rovaniemi. Last night was really cold and I would have needed more than a sweater on when walking our dog in the morning. Probably the best…

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Happiness is Having Friends with Cabins

The next day after my birthday we got a very pleasant call from our friend. Hey! I just arrived to our cabin, you wanna come? As we were supposed to travel to Southern Finland the upcoming week for a wedding, we decided why not? This way we didn’t need to drive the 800 kilometers straight,…

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Vätsäri Wilderness + The Content of My First Aid Kit

Located to Northern Lapland is Vätsäri Wilderness area. That’s where I’ve been the last week. As I told about my preparations and running around packing the first aid kit, turns out that less from that kit was needed on this trip. Luckily. Vätsäri is a good place to hike due to the drinkable water from almost…

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Preparing for a Week in Vätsäri

The backpacks are packed, let the social media silence begin (after this). I arrived back to Rovaniemi couple days back, and since that I’ve been packing ever since. I’ve been packing and preparing otherwise for the next six days in the wilderness area of northern Finland called Vätsäri. This is going to be my first…

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What I Have Been Up to?

Again, I’ve been spending my week traveling around in Finland. Summer goes by so fast. Last week we started our journey to Oulu from Rovaniemi on Thursday and I am still on the road with no end in the near future. Arto never came as South as Oulu, but stayed the whole weekend in a tent near Kiiminki…

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Thoughts about Jyväskylä

We thought about moving to Jyväskylä for a good while. It is Artos hometown and therefore was one of our options where to start building our life. It is one of the most beautiful and exciting summer cities in Finland. You have a lake, a harbour, centrum and Yläkaupunki which is something like Kallio, but a…

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Rhododendrons and Squirrels in Haaga

Oh my! This place has been so close to me for all my life and never have I had the chance to visit before. It is funny, that I’ve been living basically all my life next to Rhododendron Park and the one spring I live 900 km away, I get the chance to visit it…

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Traveling with the Puppy

Summer plus road trip equals fun, right? But when adding a huge puppy to the calculation it becomes more stressed than fun. Like I insinuated in the last Throwback Picture Attack, we were traveling the last two weeks. This was not a vacation per say. Arto was working the whole time, which left me on…

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Summer in Lapland?

Ever since my internship at Svanstein Ski ended, we’ve been planning on moving away from Sweden. We’ve looked for houses/apartments (and I have been looking also for jobs) from Rovaniemi so we could still be in Lapland, but it seems that the prices on terraced houses are pretty high there. We also thought about Jyväkylä,…

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